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Can you afford a gas tax hike? – Vote

When it comes to driving in New Jersey, Assemblyman John Wisniewski (D-Sayreville) says “You can pay a little now or pay a lot later."

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Gas tax hike top priority for NJ Assembly this fall

While the debate continues to swirl around Trenton on how best to fund the state's Transportation Trust Fund (TTF), talk of using a gas tax hike as a revenue raiser is expected to gain momentum this fall once the Assembly returns from its summer vacation.

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Gas tax hike sparks new concern in Trenton

As New Jersey lawmakers continue to argue over how best to fund the nearly bankrupt Transportation Trust Fund (TTF), a pool of money used to fix the state's roads and bridges, a new concern has been brought to the table.

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Which tax is worse for NJ: the millionaires tax or the gas tax?

New Jersey's budget problem has Democrats crafting a painful game of "Would You Rather." 

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A new poll shows New Jerseyans would be ok with a gas tax hike. (Ronira, ThinkStock)
A new poll shows New Jerseyans would be ok with a gas tax hike. (Ronira, ThinkStock)
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New Jerseyans now say ‘yes’ to a gas tax hike, poll suggests

For the first time ever, if you oppose a gas tax increase in New Jersey you are in the minority.

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Forget gas tax; fix the way we fix the roads

A Quinnipiac poll just released shows 50% of New Jersey voters will now support a hike in the gas tax compared to 3 months ago when only 37% would approve. This is what happens when you repeat a lie long enough. People eventually believe it.

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Gas tax hike talks have not died, according to NJ lawmakers

Negotiations to replenish the Transportation Trust Fund (TTF), possibly with an increase in the gas tax, have not broken off despite published reports to the contrary, according to leaders in the General Assembly. They said the talks continue, but politics is at play and that could stall a gas tax hike for the time being.

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Gas tax debate breaks down along party lines in Trenton

Several Republican lawmakers are on the record saying they will not vote in favor of a gas tax increase if that is the solution for replenishing the nearly bankrupt Transportation Trust Fund. That's not stopping Democratic leaders from calling for bipartisan support of any plan to add to the TTF.

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Gas tax hike debate rages on in NJ

Top legislators, policymakers and local officials descended on Trenton Wednesday for the State League of Municipalities 25th Annual Mayors' Legislative Day. There was universal agreement that the nearly-bankrupt Transportation Trust Fund (TTF) must be replenished, but the debate over where the state will find the money to do that raged on.

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Poll: New Jersey residents say no to gas tax hike

Gas prices have dipped below $2 a gallon, but that doesn't mean New Jersey residents are ready for a gas tax increase, according to a poll released on Jan. 19 by Fairleigh Dickinson University's PublicMind.

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